Search Results: "Andrew Kessler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"Fascinating subject, less-than-stellar treatment—though die-hard space fans will find enough to keep the pages turning."
An inside look at a Mars mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Many quotes from Reilly and the king of Swaziland make this quite accessible, inspiring fare. (pronunciation guide, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A contemporary African success story to please all budding conservationists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ ME LIKE A BOOK by Liz Kessler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"With an absorbing plot and believable dialogue, this novel demonstrates respect for teens' fears and desires, ending on a hopeful note that steers clear of unconvincing platitudes. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Life is messy, people are imperfect—but Ashleigh learns that love really is all you need in this bighearted story of honesty and acceptance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1991

"A fascinating and painstakingly documented footnote to the history of cold-war espionage. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen.)"
The intriguing tale of Vitaly Yurchenko, a KGB colonel who returned to the Soviet Union barely three months after having defected to the US, giving his on-again, off-again masters a considerable propaganda victory. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Although Kessler tries to be nonjudgmental, the weight of accumulated anecdote paints a picture of narcissism and decadence that is both pitiable and unsettling. (16 pages photos)"
Money matters in this high-society resort, according to bestselling author Kessler; so do pedigree, the right wardrobe, the right restaurant—and bigotry and misogyny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A revealing glimpse of an American institution in transition. (Photographs)"
The publisher is trumpeting how Kessler's revelations here of William Sessions's abuses of office led to the former FBI director's dismissal—but those revelations form only one small part of Kessler's comprehensive, largely approving examination of how today's FBI emerged from the shadow of J. Edgar Hoover. Read full book review >

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INSIDE PEOPLE by Judy Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 1994

"An entertaining yarn for the People mavens, but not for those in search of serious commentary on American culture. (16 pages b&w photographs—not seen)"
A lively, fast-paced account of the first 20 years of People magazine, from former People staff writer and author Kessler (Inside Today, 1992). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With substance calculated to irritate frustrated taxpayers as much as to entertain, Kessler's tabloid style is effective in enticing the reader to keep turning the pages."
A mixture of juicy but hard-to-verify gossip and anecdotes about presidents from Secret Service agents (sworn never to reveal secrets), White House housekeepers, butlers, maids, and cooks, as well as media figures and politicians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1997

"While many big-time college sports powers' athletic directors are slow in accepting it, both Kessler and Runge make a strong case that athletes are athletes, regardless of gender."
A passionately argued and timely study about the issues surrounding gender, amateur sports, and the law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Lack of historical perspective and of a serious overarching view of the international intelligence community doom this cheery bureaucratic tale to mediocrity. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Authorized history of the CIA, by Kessler (Escape from the CIA, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >